Monica L. Dorsey
(Vice President)

Juan Smith
(Business and Creative Developer)

Family
 

Juan Smith is a mother of two children, grandmother of five. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1972, and continues faithfully in her relationship with Him.   For over 40 years, she has been a loving, caring, spirit-filled individual that has ministered to, encouraged and gained the trust and confidence of many family members and friends.


Leadership
 

In April 2010, she retired from the Federal Government after 42 years of service.  She has been involved, and continues her involvement with several nonprofit organizations; is currently the President of the Missionary ministry and on the choir in her church. The Lord gifted her with a unique talent for designing and creating all occasion cards, brochures, and other custom documents for various occasions.  She has been involved with this organization since its inception. 


Growth

It is her desire to continue to glorify God in all that is done, providing spiritual leadership by teaching and being an example in strengthening the growth of Sisters Anointed for Encouragement (SAFE) through worship, service, fellowship, and encouragement.

Algie Atcherson
(Business Advisor)

Family



Algie is the 9th child born to a family of 12, and the 5th daughter. She was born in Washington D. C. in a two parent home. Her mother passed when she was 12 years old. Her father and older sisters together raised herself and their younger sisters and brother after her death. Algie graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 1974. She married in 1975. to Weldon Atcherson, Jr., and started their family, having 6 children and helped to raise 3 others. When she was a child she would walk around the corner to church, she always had a desire and a pull towards the Lord. But there has always been a longing in her heart for the truth and with the Lord she said she finds truth. Algie accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior when she was in her mid twenties.


Leadership

Algie Atcherson started braiding women’s hair when she was around 22 years of age. In doing so she has talked to and listened to her clients. All the while counseling and inspiring them. She knew she was a good listener, but people would have their hair finished and still sit. Finally Algie realized, and accepted the fact that there was a need and she was a good person to give support and to encourage.



Growth


Some thirty years later she attended Strayer University, graduating with her AABA in Business Administration in 2008. Showing that it is never too late to grow or better yourself.
Algie has been so spiritually inspired by her sisters, her church family and friends. That when she gives her testimony she always thanks God for them. She truly believes you should surround yourself with believers of Christ. People you can go to for guidance and support. In 2010 she joined the organization SAFE sisters anointed for encouragement and she says it has been inspiring to her and she likes encouraging others.
 



Family


Monica L. Dorsey, born Monica Louise Byrd, is the youngest of four children, born and raised in Washington, DC.  She graduated from High School in 1985 and worked for the Federal Government until December 1995.  She accepted Christ as a young child but understanding her decision to accept Christ again as an adult in October 2003 and then became a member of Zion Church, under Pastor Keith Battle, where she volunteered as a greeter, sharing her gift of meeting people and assisting in the needs of members and guests of Zion Church.    She is a wonderful mother to one son, Derek Jerome, and wife to Paul Jerome Dorsey, Sr. Sister Monica enjoys spending time with her family, whom she shared a special relationship with her mother, Joyce Geneva Byrd, who preceded her in death in December 2010.  She now devotes her time and energy to her husband and son, which is her major concern in life outside of her love for Christ


Leadership

In October 2013, Sister Monica joined S.A.F.E. Encouragement because of her dedication and commitment to helping others.  She is an active member of First Baptist Church of District Heights, under Pastor Dr. Bobby Manning, and currently serves as a greeter and dancer in the Liturgical Dance Ministry.   Her most heart filled desire is dancing for the Lord, where she loves to minister through her dance.  She enjoys meeting people and sharing an encouraging word wherever she goes.


Growth

Sister Monica is currently pursuing her degree in Psychology, when upon completion, she plans to counsel and become a public speaker under God’s will.